Set to take place January 11 in Cambridge, MA, The Data for Black Lives Conference will address issues in technology they feel pertain to racism in the United States. Among the topics to be discussed: how “mathematics classrooms are breeding grounds for racialized myths of superiority and deficiency.”
Robots and automating jobs are also racist, since “black people bear the brunt of this automation.” The solution? “We cannot achieve the goals of economic justice and equality without seriously reckoning with the history of slavery in the United States and the need for reparations.”
Run by Yeshimabeit Milner, former campaign director for the Soros-funded Color of Change, the group Data for Black Lives has been championed in Congress by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who has endorsed the previous demands made in the 2017 Data for Black Lives Conference.
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